Jesus Begins His Ministry
After receiving His baptism, Jesus journeyed to the Judean wilderness, leaving the Jordan River behind. He would be alone at that location, preparing to commence His mission. The forty days and nights that Jesus spent in the desert were a spiritual test for him. The moment was right for him to feel close to His heavenly Father. When Jesus reached the conclusion of the 40-day fast, he was extremely hungry, and Satan came to tempt Him. Satan made fun of Jesus. He asserted that if Jesus was indeed the Son of God, He should be able to transform stones into bread so that He might eat.
“It is stated, Man shall not live by food alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God,” He said in response to Satan’s question.
Satan returned to tempt Jesus once more.
Jesus accepted the challenge.
- Satan presented Jesus with a third temptation.
- According to Satan, if Jesus were to worship Satan, he would be able to rule over the entire world.
- All of Satan’s temptations had failed to derail Jesus’ progress.
- Jesus traveled on foot to the Galilee region, where He stopped in Nazareth, the village where He grew up.
- A large number of individuals were enraged.
- Jesus traveled to several cities.
- He cured a great number of sick people, and they were all aware that they had been treated by God’s Son.
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How long was Jesus’ ministry?
QuestionAnswer The Bible states that John the Baptist began his ministry in the fifteenth year of Tiberius Caesar’s reign, according to Luke 3:1. Tiberius was appointed emperor in AD 14, and “in the fifteenth year” would correspond to AD 28 or 29, depending on the date of the appointment. Jesus began His public ministry a little time later, in the year AD 29. The culmination of His mission, we know, was His death on the cross, resurrection, and ascension to the right hand of the Father. The Gospel of John records that Jesus attended at least three yearly Passover celebrations over the duration of His ministry: one in John 2:13, another in 6:4, and finally the Passover of His crucifixion in 11:55–57 (see also John 2:13–6).
Because of the number of things Jesus performed and the number of locations He toured throughout His career, many scholars think that there was another Passover that occurred between the Passovers of John 2 and John 6, which was not reported in the Gospels.
Because of all that happened before the first Passover of Jesus’ ministry in John 2, we may add extra time to the story.
After being baptized by John (Matthew 3:13–17), being tempted in the wilderness (Matthew 4:1–2), beginning His preaching ministry (Matthew 4:17), calling His first disciples (John 1:35–51), performing His first miracle (John 2:1–11), and traveling to Capernaum with His family, He returned to Jerusalem (John 2:12).
To this, we may add the 40 days that elapsed between Jesus’ resurrection and His ascension (Acts 1:3), giving us a complete time frame for the duration of Jesus’ earthly mission.
We have roughly 312 years between His baptism and ascension, which occurs in the late summer of 29 and the spring of 33. Return to the previous page: Questions concerning the deity of Jesus Christ What was the length of Jesus’ ministry?
Jesus Begins His Public Ministry
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Jesus’ Ministry Begins
Eighteen years pass after Luke recounts the account of the twelve-year-old Jesus perplexing the professors in the Temple, and there is nothing further mentioned about Him other than, “Jesus increased in knowledge and height, and in favor with God and men” (Luke 2:52). Despite the fact that many people have hypothesized about His actions throughout that time period, it is difficult to know anything about them with certainty. This suggests that He remained in Nazareth, perhaps aiding his father, Joseph, in the construction business.
- It is possible that, as the firstborn son, He was forced to assume the role of company owner and head of family when Joseph died, as is commonly supposed, given the absence of any reference of His stepfather once His ministry began.
- At thirty years old (Luke 3:23), He is no longer a neophyte, but a fully grown, sober-minded, and competent leader who has completed his education.
- Identifying information: This young man is John, son of Zacharias, a priest, and Jesus’ cousin via their respective mothers.
- He is the forerunner, the herald, who heralds the arrival of the Messiah on the scene.
- As the final of the Old Testament prophets, he is harshly critical of the Pharisees and Sadducees, referring to them as a “brood of vipers” and commanding them to begin yielding fruit as a sign of their conversion (Matthew 3:7-8).
- During the fall of that year, it is most likely that Jesus travels from Nazareth to the Jordan River in order to be baptized by John the Baptist.
- Jesus, on the other hand, instructs John to baptize Him “in order to complete all righteousness” (verse 15).
- In spite of the fact that Jesus did not require baptism, it is appropriate that he served as an example of the right manner of baptism—by immersion—and of the ceremony that displays a person’s rejection of his or her previous life and devotion to his or her new life and connection with God.
- Immediately after Jesus comes out out of the water, God the Father provides a miraculous, visible sign to demonstrate His acceptance of Him: “In a moment of clarity, the heavens were opened to Him, and He witnessed the Spirit of God descending like a dove and settling upon Him.
The following is what John says after observing this: “I was told by the one who sent me to baptize with water, ‘On whoever you see the Spirit descending and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes in the Holy Spirit.’ And I have personally witnessed and attested to the fact that this is the Son of God ” (John 1:33-34).
- Following John’s death, the two disciples leave him and follow Him, and Andrew soon presents Him to Simon Peter (verse 42).
- He already has a small number of disciples who have gathered around Him.
- The miracle He performed there, changing water into wine, was described by John as the “beginning of signs Jesus accomplished,” which provided confirmation of His wonderful identity and work to the world (verse 11).
- Throughout Matthew 4 and Luke 4, Satan seeks to make Jesus sin by wearing Him down to the point where He would put His own life and wants ahead of God’s ultimate plan for His life and death.
- Satan offers Jesus full rulership over all the kingdoms of the earth in exchange for simply worshipping him (Matthew 4:8-9;Luke 4:5-7).
- After that, he goes after Satan and instructs him, “Satan, you’re out of here!
- 4:10; Luke 4:8.
- Jesus Christ will not be dissuaded from the mission that God has given Him to accomplish.
- He does not begin preaching publicly, however, until after John the Baptist has been imprisoned by Herod Antipas, the ruler of the territories of Perea and Galilee, and after he has been released.
- When you’ve finished reading the line, “With that, he closed the book and returned it to the attendant, before sitting himself down.
“Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing,” He said to them, and He went on to speak more.” (See Luke 4:20-21.) In this way, Jesus Christ had begun his journey toward the cross and ultimately to glory. Following that, on August 17, Jesus preached the Gospel of John.
How old was Jesus when he began his ministry?
Eighteen years pass after Luke recounts the account of the twelve-year-old Jesus perplexing the professors in the Temple, and there is nothing further mentioned about Him other than, “Jesus gained in knowledge and height, as well as in favor with God and mankind” (Luke 2:52). It is hard to know for definite what His actions were during that time period, despite the fact that many people have guessed. His presence in Nazareth is most likely due to his involvement in Joseph’s construction business.
- Since there is no mention of His stepfather after His ministry begins, it is possible that he was forced to assume the role of company owner and head of family when Joseph died, as is commonly supposed.
- By the time He begins His ministry at the age of thirty (Luke 3:23), He is no longer a neophyte, but a fully grown, sober-minded, and competent leader.
- Identifying information: This young guy is John, son of Zacharias the priest, and, via their mothers, a distant relative of Jesus.
- Messiah’s arrival has been announced by him, as the forerunner and herald.
- Isaiah, the last of the Old Testament prophets, delivers a scathing indictment of the Pharisees and Sadducees, referring to them as a “brood of vipers” and directing them to begin yielding fruit as evidence of their repentance (Matthew 3:7-8).
- That year’s fall is most likely when Jesus travels from Nazareth to the Jordan River to be baptized by John the Baptist.
- When John asks Jesus to baptize Him, Jesus responds that He must do so “to complete all righteousness” (verse 15).
- Despite the fact that Jesus did not require baptism, it is appropriate that He served as a model for the right technique of baptism—by immersion—as well as for the ceremony that symbolizes a person’s rejection of his or her old life and devotion to his or her new life and connection with God.
- Immediately after Jesus comes out out of the water, God the Father performs a miraculous, visible sign to demonstrate His acceptance of Jesus: “He looked up and saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on Him.
- When a voice from heaven said, ‘This is My beloved Son, in whom I take pleasure,’ it was like thunder ” (Matthew 3:16-17).
It is the very next day that John sees Jesus for the second time, and he exclaims to his two disciples, one of whom is Andrew (and the other who is most likely John son of Zebedee), “Behold the Lamb of God!” 1:35-36; John 1:35-36 It is an unmistakable allusion to His atoning death on the cross for the forgiveness of sins on behalf of mankind (see verse 29).
- After a day or so, Jesus invites Phillip and Nathanael to join Him in His ministry (verse 43).
- He is brought by a small group of followers to a wedding at Cana on the next day, on the third day after his baptism (John 2:1-12).
- But shortly after, “the Spirit drove Him into the desert,” as Mark 1:12 puts it, and there He spends forty days being brutally tempted and tormented by Satanthe Devil.
- While fasting for forty days and nights, Jesus remains spiritually strong and refuses to accept even Satan’s offer to grant Him full rulership over all the kingdoms of the earth in exchange for simply worshipping him.
- No amount of money will ever be enough to purchase Christ.
- ‘You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him alone shall you serve,’ according to the scriptures.” (Matthew 4:10; Luke 4:18) In this case, there isn’t much of a choice.
- With considerable spiritual force (Luke 4:14), Jesus travels to Galilee, where he teaches in the synagogues of the numerous cities and villages across the region.
- His public ministry in Nazareth appears to have begun on a Sabbath day, with a reading aloud from the passage ofIsaiah 61:1-2, which is a well-known Messianic prophesy of His service to the Israelites.
- Moreover, He was the center of attention for everyone in the synagogue.
It was at that point that He began to tell them that ‘Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”” In Luke 4:20-21, the Bible says, ” In this way, Jesus Christ began his journey to Calvary—and ultimately, glorification. Following that, on August 17, Jesus preached the Gospel of the Kingdom.
What was the length of Jesus’ public ministry?
The Bible does not specify how many days Jesus Christ spent in public ministry, thus we cannot know for certain how long he was there. An in-depth examination of the chronological information supplied in the Gospels, on the other hand, allows us to painstakingly recreate a timeline that is quite accurate. To begin, Luke stated that John the Baptist’s ministry started in the 15th year of Tiberius Caesar’s rule, which corresponded to the year AD 26. This was the beginning of the 15th year of Tiberius Caesar’s reign, which corresponded to the year AD 26.
- His crucifixion occurred in either AD 30 or 33, meaning that His public ministry took place between AD 26 and AD 33, according to the most recent available data.
- While some scholars believe that Jesus’ ministry began in AD 29, others believe that it began in AD 29.
- Other scholars believe that Jesus’ ministry did not begin until AD 29.
- Additional proof for this period of time may be found in the Jewish holidays, which are celebrated annually.
- His ministry would have lasted a total of 212 years at the shortest estimate.
- In reality, this hitherto unmentioned Passover was most likely held earlier to the three events recorded in the Gospel of John.
- He had also traveled to Capernaum, north of the Sea of Galilee (John 2:12).
- According to this material, Jesus’ public ministry has far-reaching ramifications for the world.
- In the days following His resurrection, Jesus appeared to a large number of individuals over a period of 40 days, preparing His disciples to carry on His mission of spreading the good news to “all countries” (Matthew 28:18-20) until His return to the earth.
- What was it like to be Jesus in historical times?
Who was Jesus as a human being? What was the reason for Jesus’ frequent use of parables? What is the importance of Jesus’ resurrection, and how did it happen? What is the significance of the ascension of Jesus Christ? Return to the page: The Truth About Jesus Christ.
Why did Jesus begin his ministry at age 30?
Given that my previous response was misunderstood, it appears that I will have to explain myself more. Jesus died at the age of thirty years because there is a prophecy in the Bible that Jesus would die after 5,500 years from Adam’s birth. 7,000 years have elapsed since the beginning of the creation week in Genesis 1:1-2:3, which corresponds to the creation week of Genesis 1:1-2:3. This is due to God’s instruction to Adam: “But you shall not eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, for in the day you eat from it you will definitely die.” And when did Adam die, according to Genesis 2:17(emphasis mine)?
“Therefore, Adam lived for 930 years.” 5:5 (Genesis 5:5) Due to the fact that Adam perished on the day he consumed the forbidden fruit, each day of the week marks a span of one thousand years.
In Genesis 1:26-28, we see that Adam was created in the middle of the 6th Day, whereas the animals of the earth were created at the beginning of the same day; and, while not explicitly stated, we can infer this conclusion from the fact that instead of creating everything instantly, God spread everything out over a 6 Day period, and since this is the case, we can safely conclude that it took God some time to form all of the animals; and, and since this is the case, it is not difficult to believe that God created All of this implies that Christ would die and rise from the grave after 5,500 years, as we see in the creation week, which lasted exactly 3 days and 3 nights prior to the beginning of time when man did not exist and God was generating the land and plant life from the ground (Genesis 1:9-13).
- And when Adam was made out of the dust of the earth, it was a foreshadowing of Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the grave, according to the Bible.
- Adam and Eve are also the first people to be seen as types of Christ because they are the only ones who have never had earthly parents give birth to them.
- Proof of this may be found, among other things, in the proportions of the Ark of the Covenant, which in cubits total up to 5.5 Cubits(Exodus 37:1), which corresponds to 5,500 years before Christ would come in the flesh and die for our sins.
- After the sixty-two weeks, the Messiah will be cut off and will have nothing, and the people of the coming ruler will demolish the city and the sanctuary in which they have taken refuge.
As a result, Daniel begins his count from the time of Cyrus the great because he anticipates delays in temple construction due to the fact that it will be done during times of distress, and as a result, he predicts that this will occur in a7 Week/49 Year period; this is why he predicts that the Messiah will die after 62 Weeks/434 Years (seeinterlinear Hebrew to confirm thatMessiah, and notPrince, is used).
Now, if we count all of the years from Adam to the death of Christ according to the longer chronology found in theSeptuagint/LXX, we get 5,500 years; however, if we count all of the years from Adam to the death of Christ according to the shorter chronology found in theMasoretic Text, we get 4,034 years.
- From Adam to the Flood, 2,242 years passed
- From the Flood to Abraham, 1,247 years passed
- 430 years passed between Abraham and Moses
- 511 years passed between Moses and Saul
- 517 years passed between Saul and Babylon
- 70 years passed between Babylon and Cyrus
- And 483 years passed between Cyrus and Christ.
Cyrus began his rule in the year 5017 A.D., and Christ died in the year 5500 A.D., 483 years later. When we look at the reigns of Augustus and Tiberius, we can see that this is correct. During the 184th Olympiad, Augustus rose to power, but Christ died during the 202nd Olympiad, which coincides with the 15th year of Tiberius’ reign. There was a 72-year gap between the death of Augustus and the beginning of Tiberius’ reign, which suggests that Jesus was 15 years old during that time and died at 30 years old during the 15th year of Tiberius’ reign.
In addition, one Olympiad is equal to four years.
And when you compare the period of His death to other historical events, it all adds up.
What Was Jesus Doing Before He Began His Ministry?
He was around thirty years old when he began his public ministry, according to the Bible. The Bible, in Luke 3:23, provides us a clue as to what Jesus’ life was like. Afterwards, Jesus’ three-year ministry is described in detail in the four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John). As a result, we know that Jesus died, rose from the dead, and ascended into heaven about the age of 33. What exactly was Jesus up during all those years before he reached the age of thirty? Aside from the accounts of Jesus’ birth and early childhood, there is just one story in the Bible that describes his boyhood and adolescence.
- Read about it in Luke 2:41-52 if you want to know more.
- God tells us that the boy Jesus did not stay in Jerusalem to serve in the temple for a long period of time.
- “Jesus grew in wisdom and stature at Nazareth, as well as in favor with God and men” throughout his time there from the ages of 12 to 30.
- That’s all we have in the Bible to go on as far as what Jesus was up to throughout all of those years.
- It’s during times like these that it’s important to remember that the Bible wasn’t given to us so that we could learn every detail of Jesus’ existence on this planet.
- That’s a slang term for asserting that the Bible has all of the information we need to know about Jesus in order to trust him and be saved.
- “Jesus’ favor with God and with humanity grew stronger.” This indicates that for all of those years, Jesus was perfectly loving God and flawlessly loving his neighbor as he loved himself.
- According to the Bible, Jesus was just like you and me, with the exception that he did not sin.
- Was there any connection between it and being saved?
- Jesus takes away your sin and replaces it with his perfection so that you can stand before God guilt-free.
In fact, when the apostle Paul stated that Jesus “was born under law, to rescue those who were under law, so we could gain the complete rights of sons,” he was emphasizing this reality (Galatians 4:4-5).
9. The First Five Days of Jesus’s Public Ministry
Note: Only the gospel of John has information on Jesus’ career during the months following His baptism and before He began His ministry in Galilee. As a result, the story of John 1:19 is perfectly positioned between Matthew 4:11 and Matthew 4:12, between Mark 1:13 and Mark 1:14, and between Luke 4:13 and Luke 4:14. Jesus spent those months in Judea, where he worked alongside John the Baptist for a period of time. For the next few months, Jesus’ principal attention was on gathering to Himself the large number of people who had obeyed and welcomed the Gospel taught by John.
A. John the Baptist Interrogated by a Committee of Sanhedrinists
Scripture reference: John 1:19-28 Notes: In John 1:29, John 1:35, John 1:43, and John 2:1, take notice of the four chronological references. The incident recorded in John 1:19-28 serves as the point of reference (i.e., the day from which the “following day” of 1:29 is calculated). Questions/Observations:
- It is important to note that the ministry of John has become a source of official worry among the religious leaders of Judea
- Those who are questioning John at this time were “sent” to do so. Please pay close attention to the way John replies to the question “Who are you?”
B. Day1 of Jesus’s Public Ministry
Scripture reference: John 1:29-34 It should be noted that this marks the official start of Jesus’ “public ministry.” It is in this location that Jesus appears to men for the first time as the Messiah. Discussion Questions/Observations: John’s description of Christ as “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” is astonishingly profound and significant.
C. Day2 of Jesus’s Public Ministry
Scripture reference: John 1:35-42 Notes: This paragraph is best understood as a representation of Jesus’ ministry during the months covered in this chapter. In other words, Jesus spends six months bringing the disciples of John the Baptist together under His leadership. Questions/Observations:
- In this story, who was the second disciple to follow Christ? What is the best way to explain the puzzling inquiry that these two disciples asked Jesus once they finally got up to Him
D. Day3 of Jesus’s Public Ministry
Scripture reference: John 1:43-51 Notes: In John 1:43, Jesus expresses his desire to “travel to Galilee.” In fact, this is not the beginning of His Galilean ministry (which will begin some months later); rather, it is a temporary visit to the town of Cana for a wedding reception. Questions/Observations: In the case of Jesus, his ability to recognize Nathanael before meeting him is plainly an indication of omniscience, which means that it is supernatural in nature. Despite this, according to John’s terminology, it is not a “sign” (cf.John 2:11).
E. Day5 of Jesus’s Public Ministry
Text from the Bible: John 2:1-11 Notes: I feel that the “third day” of John 2:1is best understood as the third day following the day indicated in John 1:43 in the Gospel of John. In other words, according to Jewish calendar, there are a total of five days recorded in this verse, however the narrative skips from the third day (1:43) to the fifth day (1:48) following the first (2:1, the 3rd day after the day of 1:43). Day of trip from Judea to Galilee that was not documented in the Bible. Questions/Observations:
- Pay close attention to the heartbreaking moment of “leave-taking” that occurs between Jesus and His mother at the opening of this story. A important point to note here is that this scene takes place at Cana rather than Nazareth. When it comes to this wedding, what do you believe Mary’s part was (if any)
- Which of the following reasons do you believe Mary used to approach Jesus with her worry about the fact that the wedding host had run out of wine: Take note of the precautions Jesus made to ensure that no one believed the miracle was a sleight-of-hand ruse. Please consider the relevance and ramifications of this sign-miracle, as described in John 1:11
Postlude: Jesus Moves His Family to Capernaum
John 2:12 is the Bible verse. Notes: It appears that this excursion to Capernaum was made in preparation of a permanent relocation (cf.Matthew 4:13). Questions/Observations:
- It is important to note that the relocation from Nazareth to Capernaum was strategically important in preparation for the ministry of itinerant teaching that Jesus would begin in Galilee in a few months. It appears from this brief passage that even after beginning His formal public mission, Jesus remained committed to His obligations as the eldest son in His family.
Adapted from Dr. Doug Bookman’s Life of Christ study notes, which he wrote while serving as a professor of New Testament Exposition at Shepherds Theological Seminary (used by permission).
Previously:The Baptism of Jesus, the Temptation of Jesus, and John the Baptist Following that, there will be the First Temple Cleansing, Nicodemus, and the Woman at the Well.
How Old Was Jesus When He Started His Ministry
Is it known how old Jesus was when he began his ministry? When the Lord Jesus Christ began his public ministry, he was around 30 years old. In the Gospel of Luke, chapter 3, verse 23, he writes that he himself was approximately 30 years old when he began to preach for the first time.
How Old Was Jesus When He Ended His Ministry
It is estimated that Jesus was “about 30 years of age” when he began his public ministry. As part of an overall timeline of Jesus’ life, it is generally agreed that the start of his ministry was sometime in the years 27–29, with the conclusion of his career being sometime in the years 30–36.
How Old Was Jesus When He Was Crucified
During the time of Emperor Herod Augustus, Jesus was born, and according to Jewish tradition, he was crucified, between the years 4 BCE and 29 AD. Jesus was born during the reign of Emperor Herod Augustus, and he is thought to have been born in 4 BCE. As a result, when Jesus was crucified, he was 33 years old.
How Old Was Jesus When He Was Baptized
Jesus was baptized when he was around 30 or 31 years old, in the year 28 or 29 A.D., and died when he was 33–3/4 decades old, in the year 31 A.D., when he was 33–3/4 decades old. As a result of Jesus’ baptisms, the Holy Spirit descended upon them and anointed them with supernatural talents for service in the public realm. After being baptized in water by John the Baptist and receiving the Holy Spirit, Jesus began his public ministry at the age of thirty. Jesus had already been living a spotless and blameless life for 30 years – all of this was possible because of the power of the Holy Spirit, who had been present in him from the moment of his conception.
What Did Jesus Do Before His Ministry
Some believe that Jesus traveled to India during the early years of his public ministry to get instruction in order to better serve the people of Israel. However, in order to understand where Jesus was and what he was doing before he began his mission, we must examine Luke chapter 2 in detail. In this session, we will hear the tale of Jesus’ first travel, which took place when he was twelve years old. His mother kept all of these things in mind while he traveled with them to Nazareth, where he was subject to their authority.
- This sentence plainly demonstrates that for 18 years before to beginning his career, Jesus was conscientious as the Son of those who were his earthly guardians, as this word indicates.
- It was during this time period that Joseph passed away, and Jesus assumed the burden of caring for his mother.
- (verse 48).
- He based his work on the Bible and environment as sources of inspiration.
- And everyone who was listening to him was astounded by his grasp of the situation and his responses” (Luke 2:46, 47).
- The ideal he aspires to is one that perfectly represents the nature of his heavenly Father.
In the words of Jesus, “Jesus of Nazareth was a man whose existence from God is evidenced by the works of power and the marvels and miracles that God has performed among you through him, which You yourself are aware” (Acts 2:22). (Can you tell me how old Jesus was when he began his ministry?)
How long Was Jesus Ministry
Nowhere in the Holy Bible is it specifically stated in any passage that the Lord Jesus Christ preached as many as three or three and a half years. To find out how many years the Lord Jesus Christ preached, look up the verses that say the Lord Jesus Christ preached. Let us learn from this post how the years of service of our Lord Jesus Christ, according to the Holy Bible, have shaped who we are now. When the Lord Jesus Christ began his public ministry, he was around 30 years old. In the Gospel of Luke, chapter 3, verse 23, he writes that he himself was approximately 30 years old when he began to preach for the first time.
- He was also tempted by Satan at this location.
- When the verses of the unwritten Gospel were counted, it was celebrated once every five years according to the Jewish calendar.
- To put it another way, the first instance of celebrating the three-phase trend during the purification of the Lord Jesus Christ is found in verse 13 of this unedited gospel chapter 2.
- Even though it was mentioned briefly in Chapter 11, it was the final celebration of the Lord Jesus Christ’s life, and it was on this day that the Lord Jesus Christ was crucified.
- By counting these festivals, we can say that from the first festival to the second, the first year and the second year are made up of only two years, and from the second phase to the third phase, the third year is made up of only two years.
- This is how biblical academics and historians have responded to our questions.
- After further investigation, it has been discovered that this was not disclosed.
- However, in this manner, not three but four people are detained throughout the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the time span is extended to not two but three years.
- Observe now, let’s hear the first trapped news, which is that Lord Jesus Christ has arrived in your midst from this celebration of his labor.
- He’s also begun the pack a few months ago, after getting his baptismal certificate and joining the Baptists.
- Many preached in cities and villages where people heard them even when they went outside to do their own thing.
In this way, we learn from the Gospel of John in the Bible about how the Lord Jesus Christ had come to earth to serve as a servant for three and a half years.
What Is The Ministry Of Jesus
Paul wrote about five different ministries in the Epistle to the Ephesians, which may be found here. These five ministries were offered to his congregations as gifts by Jesus himself.
- The words “inspire,” “prophet,” “evangelist,” and “teacher” are all used to describe people.
What are these five ministries, and what do they do? Is this type of ministry utilized in our congregations? Pastors are frequently referred to be people who take the lead in congregations, but what about the other four ministry roles? We don’t know what to make of the apostles, prophets, teachers, and evangelists (preachers), to name a few examples. Is there anyone like this in our social circles? Such ministries (Gifts) are dependent on the power of the Holy Spirit to function properly. Going to a Bible school or seminary is not the best way to learn about such missions.
1 Corinthians 12:8-10 specifies nine different gifts of the Holy Spirit, the list of which includes the following:
- The Words of Wisdom (Mind)
- The Words of Wisdom (Mind)
- To Heal
- To Do Power
- To Prophesy
- The Soul Test
- Speaking Multiple Languages
- Interpreting Languages
A variety of gifts are required for various ministries. For example, having the ability to cure others is a valuable asset for an evangelist. A prophet must be endowed with the ability to prophecy. Similar to this, the keeper (shepherd) should be gifted with knowledge and understanding. (Can you tell me how old Jesus was when he began his ministry?)
Why Was Jesus Ministry Only 3 Years
In light of the fact that we know that Jesus began his mission at the age of 30, and that he died at the age of 33, we may conclude that Jesus’ ministry lasted just three years.
FAQ About Jesus’s Ministry
1.What did Jesus do between the ages of twelve and thirty? Even though the Bible does not mention the Lord Jesus’ childhood from the age of 12 until he began his public ministry at the age of 30, the Bible is not completely quiet on the subject. Answer: The fallacy propagated by opponents of God and the Lord Jesus that the Bible says nothing about his age range of 12 to 30 years is therefore unfounded. On the basis of this illusion propagated by them, they spread another lie that the Lord Jesus traveled to India and learned from the people there before returning to Israel and preaching in accordance with those teachings.
- 2.What did Jesus do when he was 12 years old?
- Then, when he was twelve years old, Jesus addressed the instructors in the temple.
- His Kingdom-preaching mission and education of the people officially began at that point.
- No one knows where he went when he was thirteen years old.
- During his lifetime, there is no reference of him in the Bible.
- In addition, a report on all of the foregoing studies has been published in the ‘Los Angeles Times’ newspaper.
- As a result, Jesus began his public ministry beyond the age of thirty.
His father’s name was Joseph, to give you an idea of who he was. He was a carpenter, and when he was in his 20s, Jesus took up the carpentry work for his family. In addition to assisting his stepfather with carpentry labor, Jesus took care of the family following Joseph’s death.
HOW JESUS BEGAN HIS MINISTRY
WHEN AND HOW JESUS STARTED HIS MINISTRY From the age of 12 until the age of 30, the Word of God is deafeningly silent on the subject of Jesus’ early life. Only one thing we know about Him is that he would have been an exception son to Mary and Joseph as He matured into a young man. Because Joseph worked as a carpenter, we may conclude that Jesus spent a significant amount of his time assisting his father in this trade when he was a resident of Nazareth. When Jesus was roughly 30 years old, the Scriptures tell us that He began His public ministry by journeying to the Jordan River and being baptized by John the Baptist.
- Then Jesus traveled from Galilee to Jordan, where he was baptized by John the Baptist.
- As soon as He had been baptized, Jesus ascended out of the water and looked up into the sky, where He saw the Spirit of God descend like a dove and land on Him.
- This is an excellent illustration of obedience because, despite the fact that Jesus was without sin, He desired to complete all righteousness by surrendering to the will of the Father.
- Our ultimate objective should always be to carry out the Father’s wishes.
- He began His public ministry with his baptism, which marked the beginning of His public ministry.
- A quick summary of some of the most significant things He performed during the start of His ministry is provided below:
- His baptism
- His temptation in the wilderness
- And his ascension into heaven. He chooses His first followers
- He transforms water into wine
- He cleanses the Temple
- He speaks with Nicodemus about being born again
- He cleanses the Temple. After speaking with a woman at Jacob’s well, he had considerable success inSamaria
- He then returns to the Galilee area to continue His healing and teaching career there.
Again, these are some of the most significant events that occurred during the first several months of Jesus’ public ministry. For now, because we do not have time to go into depth about each one of them, I’d want to highlight a few of them so that we can understand how much Jesus cared for the lives of individuals from a variety of diverse backgrounds. He picked the following individuals to be his apostles, and they serve as our first example: Matthew 4:18 (KJV) And as Jesus walked along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he noticed two brothers, Simon named Peter and Andrew his brother, putting a net into the water.
- 19Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” They followed Him.
- �21 On his way back to the boat, he came across two additional brothers: James, who was the son of Zebedee, and John, who was his brother.
- He beckoned to them, and they quickly abandoned the boat and their father and followed Him into the wilderness.
- Afterwards, He instructed him to “Follow Me.” As a result, he rose and followed Him.
- He couldn’t care less about the men’s origins or their social standing in comparison to him.
- This is still true in today’s world.
The Pharisees had a different attitude toward those whom they regarded worthy, as seen by what they said about the individuals to whom Jesus was reaching out, and Jesus’ answer to them: Matthew 9:10 (KJV) As Jesus sat at the table in the home, behold, a large number of tax collectors and sinners came in and sat down with Him and His followers, which was a surprising development.
- ” Take a look at the meaning of the phrase “I wish kindness rather than sacrifice.” “I did not come to summon the virtuous, but sinners, to repentance,” Jesus said.
- Consequently, while man may occasionally display bias, Jesus never will, and we should be grateful for this and follow His example since every individual possesses a lovely soul that is worthy of being saved from the depths of hell.
- He was there to display His interest in our lives.
- 2At this point, both Jesus and His followers had been invited to the wedding reception.
- 7Jesus told them to fill the waterpots with water, which they did.
- Eighthly, He instructed them, “Drawsomeout immediately, and deliver it to the lord of the feast.” That’s exactly what they did.
10And he said to him, “Everyone starts with the best wine, and when the visitors have drunk it all, the lesser wine is brought out.” “You’ve managed to hold on to the fine wine till now!” �11 This was the first of the miracles that Jesus performed at Cana of Galilee, and it was through these signs that He displayed His glory, and His followers came to believe in Him.
- Despite the fact that Jesus never married, He was well aware that the vast majority of people did, and He endorsed the blessed union of man and woman.
- However, even though Jesus would never be able to experience marriage, He saw that a marriage established on the foundation of God’s Word is a partnership that may provide immense joy as well as comfort and strength to both partners.
- Of course, having children is a significant advantage of marriage.
- As a result, Jesus honors and respects marriage between a man and a woman without regard for gender roles.
- Only John has a record of this occurrence for us: Consequently, He traveled to a city in Samaria known as Sychar, which is located near the tract of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph.
- As a result, Jesus, exhausted from His travels, sat by the well in this manner.
- �7 A woman from the city ofSamaria came to fetch water.
- 8Because His followers had gone into the city to get food, He was alone.
- Jesus responded by saying, “If you had known the gift of God, and who it is that says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you live water.” 11The lady approached Him and said, “Sir, you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep.
- 12″Is it true that You are greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, together with his sons and his livestock?” he asks.
17The woman responded by stating, “I do not have a spouse.” In response, Jesus responded to her, “You are correct in stating that you have no husband,’ 18″for you have had five husbands, and the one you currently have is not your husband; thus, you spoke truthfully.” 19The lady approached Him and said, “Sir, I believe that You are a prophet.” “This mountain was the site of our forefathers’ devotion, and youJewsbelieve that Jerusalem is the proper location of worship.” 21Jesus answered to her, “Woman, trust Me when I say that the hour is coming when you will no longer worship the Father on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem.
- 22″You worship what you do not understand; we worship what we understand, for salvation belongs to the Jews.
- �24 Those who worship God must do so in spirit and in truth, since God is spirit.
- “When He arrives, He will tell us everything,” says the author.
- “Could this be the Christ?” you wonder.
- However, the key point I want to emphasize is that Jesus disregarded the social standards of the day in order to teach this woman and the people who were there a spiritual lesson.
- A large number of people would not even go through their city; rather, they would walk around since the rabbis of the day believed that doing so would render them unclean.
- Neither social traditions nor prejudice of the day bothered Jesus, and he was unconcerned with them.
- In this example, Jesus demonstrates to us the importance of taking advantage of the possibilities that we have to share our faith with others.
- As Christians, let us make every effort to put aside our preconceived beliefs and prejudices about others and to offer them the same love and care that Jesus showed for the Samaritan women.
- The same could happen to us because we never know what a person’s potential is or what they will accomplish for the Lord in their lives.
- Our final illustration comes from Jesus’ conversation with Nicodemus.
4After a long journey, this man came to Jesus in the middle of the night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher sent by God; for no one can do these marvels that You accomplish unless God is with him.” Jesus responded by telling him, “Most surely, I say to you, unless one is born again, he will not see the kingdom of God.” 4Nicodemus questioned Him, saying, “How can a man be born when he is already old?” Is it possible for him to enter his mother’s womb a second time and be born?” �5 “Most surely, I say to you, unless a person is born of water and the Spirit, he will not be able to enter the kingdom of God.” Jesus didn’t care what time of day or who came to Him; He didn’t even care who it was.
- He was always willing to share his knowledge with them and help them learn what they needed to know.
- Jesus taught him despite the fact that this man was a member of the leadership that was attempting to destroy Him.
- Specifically, in our text, he is informing Nicodemus that the Jews would not be automatically transferred into the kingdom of God due to the fact that they, like everyone else, would be required to go through a spiritual rebirth, which occurs at the point of one’s water baptism.
- One must be born of water and the Spirit in order to enter the kingdom of God, as Jesus stated.
- While it is simple to despise your adversaries and pray that they would perish in hell, we should refrain from adopting such a mindset.
- “What reward do you have, if you love those who love you?” says the author.
- 47″And if you only greet your brothers and sisters, what do you do that others do not?
- We should follow Jesus’ example and treat everyone equally and without discrimination from the beginning to the end of His mission.
According to Jesus’ instructions to His followers, one of their responsibilities was to proclaim the Gospel to everyone: Mark 16:15And He told them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” 16″He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.
Starting on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2, the Holy Spirit was poured forth on the disciples, who then went out into the world to preach the life-saving message of Jesus to anyone and everyone who would listen.
Sometimes the disciples of Jesus failed to treat others equally and without discrimination, but in the end, God’s Word was preached to all, and salvation is available to anyone who believes.
We should be encouraged to follow His example, especially when we are aware that this is exactly what God wants us to do.
2 Peter 3:9 (New International Version) When it comes to His promise, the Lord is not slack as some would have us believe, but is patient with us, not desiring that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
In order to provide everyone with the opportunity to know God and obey His will, I hope that we will all follow in the footsteps of Jesus’ early ministry, and that we will all emulate them. Based on Ted Cline’s original work